Pointer

Description
This replica of the Alfred jewel was made by Payne and Sons of Oxford for the Millenium celebrations of King Alfred in 1901. The Alfred Jewel is one of the most famous Anglo-Saxon objects. It was discovered at North Newton in 1693, not far from the abbey at Athelney, founded by Alfred the Great. Around the edge are the words AELFRED MEC HEHT GEWYRCAN (•Alfred ordered me to be madeê). The jewel may have been the head of a pointer, used for following words in a book. The original jewel is preserved in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and was made in about AD 890.
Accession Loan No.
TTNCM : 178/2009
Simple Name
aestel (replica)
Full Name
Alfred Jewel (replica)
Common Name
pointer
Production Person Surname
Payne and Sons
Production Country
England
Material
enamel, gold, rock crystal
Period Classification
Modern (AD 1800-Present)
Collection Class
Anglo-Saxon
Production Town
Oxford
Production County
Oxfordshire
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1901
On Display
Museum of Somerset
Created At
2016-05-07 16:52:25
Updated At
2016-05-07 16:52:25

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